The gift of a Catholic education is a gift that lasts a lifetime.

It is the goal of the Diocese of Rochester that no child be denied a Catholic education due to financial constraints. Financial assistance for tuition is available and is based on individual school resources and tuition rates. We work with you to determine an affordable tuition and offer financial aid wherever possible.

Learn about our financial aid and scholarship opportunities below. For more information, please contact a specific school.


Financial Aid

Education Hardship Fund

Catholic education offers a unique and exceptional faith-based, academically sound experience for children of all faiths. We open our doors to children Pre-K through eighth grade and welcome all. Some families experience unexpected financial hardship that makes paying tuition difficult, if not impossible, for a short period of time. Some examples are: house fire, serious illness and treatment, loss of a job etc. This unique hardship fund assists families throughout our diocese and we welcome your heartfelt assistance.


Tuition Assistance for St. Ann’s Community Employees

Children of St. Ann’s Community nursing employees are eligible to attend any Diocese of Rochester Catholic School with the support of tuition assistance. This benefit provides eligible employees up to $3,000 (for elementary and middle school level) or up to $5,000 (for high school level) in tuition assistance per household. The program is open to any full- or part-time benefit-earning Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN) at St. Ann’s Community Irondequoit and Webster locations.

More information can be found on St. Ann’s Community website.

If you are a St. Ann's Community nursing employee seeking a Catholic education for your child, please contact us.



The Reddington Scholarship

The Reverend John A. Reddington Scholarship, administered by the Genesee Valley Trust Company, is for families with an annual income less than $60K.

Siena Catholic Academy Scholarships

Siena Catholic Academy awards multiple scholarships and incentives for continuing Catholic education. Click below for more information regarding specific scholarships.


Building A Brighter Future Scholarship

Advancing our mission to educate, inspire, and develop children into future leaders of the Church and community by providing over 80 full-tuition scholarships to new and current families across our 18 Diocesan schools for the 2019-2020 academic year. See if your family qualifies and how to apply at Building A Brighter Future Scholarship.